Unbeaten North High had great depth and a versatile backfield which gained a lot of notoriety for its productivity and nickname—the Four Norsemen, a moniker created by The World-Herald’s Don Lee. Bob Churchich, Ricky Davis, Rook Taylor and Dan Miller did gridiron mayhem through the Metro Conference during the Vikings’ 9-0 season. Guard Bert Hetrick and end/linebacker Dave Krause were all-state.
1963 Class A Champion
Front L to R-George Swanson S.M., John Farmer, Bo Starks, Ron Boone, Harold Crowe, Lewis Garrison, Jerry Moser, Dan Swanson S.M. Back-Fred Longacre Ass’t. Coach, Fred Hare, Roger Sindelar, James White, Rich Lerdahl, Joe Williams, John Mackey, Neal Mosser Coach.
Led by Booby Allen, Jim Hunter and Joe Orduna, Coach Frank Smagaczs Eagles repeated as Class A state champions, winning five events to outscore runner-up Omaha Tech 58-33.
Undefeated (9-0), giving up only one touchdown in the last five games. Their average score was 38-4